PM Modi's intervention sought to restore backward castes deleted from T'gana OBC list


by IANS | Fri, Nov 10, 2023, 11:14 AM

Hyderabad, Nov  (IANS) Backward classes leader Gedela Srinubabu has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore 26 backward castes deleted from the OBC list in Telangana.

Srinubabu, who is the CEO of Pulsus Group, met the Prime Minister during his visit to Hyderabad two days ago to address BC Aathma Gourava Sabha. 

He requested Modi to restore BCs deleted from the list and extend eligibility for Other Backward Class (OBC) certification to the affected communities. 

Through various orders in 2014, the Telangana government had removed 26 castes from the list of backward classes in Telangana, despite their previous recognition as such in Andhra Pradesh. 

This exclusion has led to far reaching consequences on individuals from these castes, limiting their opportunities and resulting in social and economic hardships, Srinubabu told the Prime Minister. 

"The BC community's earnest plea is for the restoration of these 26 castes to the list of backward classes in Telangana, a move that would provide relief and open doors to a brighter future for approximately 30 lakh people directly affected by these government orders," he said. 

The Prime Minister assured that his office will look into the issue and give due consideration. 

Additionally, Gedela urged that these BCs be granted eligibility for OBC certification, which would be recognised and valid throughout thea entire country. 

This step is seen as a means to rectify past injustices and promote a more equitable and inclusive society. 

The meeting provided an opportunity for Srinubabu to share insights into the extraordinary success story of Digital India, with a special emphasis on the transformative impact of the IBPS scheme. 

Pulsus Group, a prominent contributor to this visionary initiative, has played a pivotal role in generating a remarkable 25,000 direct and indirect jobs. 

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